Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps Presents
"Laughter Is The Best Medicine... Take 2" Charity Comedy Auction and Show
Starring Gilbert Gottfried
This comedy show and comedy auction is a fundraising effort to support the Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. The show stars none other than the famous voice of IAGO, the wise cracking parrot in the Disney classic “Aladdin”; Gilbert Gottfried. Gilbert is famous for his many comical roles in movies such as "Problem Child," "Problem Child II," "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane." Mr. Gottfried has been gracious enough to assist us with this charity event as our headliner. Opening for Gilbert are some very talented comedians who are donating their time for this fundraiser. Between the auction, the opening acts and our star, you will hopefully be going home in stitches.
Hosted by Joe Mylonas (Opened for Bobby Collins at the Paramount Theater).
Featuring Just Plain Keith (CEO Comedy to Go - USMC Veteran) and Robyn Schall (As seen at Caroline's)
Live Auction by Comic Auctioneer Mark Zakarin - Viewing at 6pm, Auction starts at 6:30pm
Saturday, August 22 - 6pm
Reserved Seating - Ticket Prices $40 - $50.
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Red Carpet Film Screening and After Party
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s Invasion 1897 dishes out a cocktail of emotion, tragedy, and war. This critically acclaimed film tells the true story of the British Expedition of 1897, a punitive expedition led by Admiral Sir Harry Rawson to retaliate the murders of eight British representatives who visited Benin Kingdom (which was then ruled by Oba Ovoranmwen) to seek control over its trade. In order to strip the Benin people of their culture and history, Rawson’s troops illegally removed the precious Benin Bronzes and metal plaques that once decorated the Benin royal palace, including the famous 16th century commemorative head and pendant of ivory mask representing Queen Idia (which the FESTAC Mask is replication of). The commemorative head currently resides in the British Museum and the pendant in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This crucial moment in Nigerian history marked the climax of the inordinate exploitation of Africans by the West that ultimately led to the division of the continent amongst European powers.
Sunday, August 23
Red Carpet Event: 5pm
Screening: 6-7:30 PM
After Party/ Meet & Greet with the cast and director: 8-10 PM
- $30 (Adults)
- $20 (Students and Children)
- $45 (At door)
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